This will be a mega post. I’m sorry.
Whereas days 1 and 2 were touristy and was masterminded by the parental units, days 3 and 4 were completely orchestrated by me, so that means we went on a food pilgrimage.
First stop on the food nerd tour is Din Tai Fung. It Shanghainese style dumpling shop that was founded in Taipei. The owners fled the mainland after the civil war and founded the shop in the 1980′s. This place is most famous for its soup dumplings around the world.
From the outside, it looks pretty unassuming and small, but it’s actually multi-level and quite massive. The staff was courteous… overly so… it was a little disturbing.